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HISTORY Welcome To The Afro Antillean Museum

West Indian history is kept alive in
part by the Afro-Caribbean Museum

The West Indian Museum, like most of the other museums in Panama, is a part of the government entity known as the ‘Patrimonio Histórico’ of the National Institute of Culture (INAC).

  • January 3, 1910

    This Museum occupies the building which at one time was the Christian Mission Church which was built in El Marañón, Calidonia, by Barbadian workers.

  • December 22, 1980

    The West Indian Museum of Panama was inaugurated by the Panamanian government as a tribute to the West Indian immigrants who came to Panama to build the railroad and the Canal.

  • May 3, 2018

    The Afro Antillean Museum reopened after six months of internal and external remodeling initiating the celebration of the Month of the Black ethnicity and commemorating the upcoming International Museum.

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Reinauguration of the Afro Antillean Museum of PANAMA

On Thursday, May 3, 2018 the Afro Antillean Museum reopened after six months of internal and external remodeling initiating the celebration of the Month of the Black ethnicity.

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Our Activities Year Around Events

Gala Dinner Dance
Black Ethnicity Month
SAMAAP Queen and Princess
West Indian Fair
Know Your Canal Week
International Book Fair
Scholarships
MAC Conference
A Time to Reminisce
Kwanzaa Celebration

Testimonials What Our visitors Are Saying

Events Upcoming S.A.M.A.A.P. Events

Workshop

A New Classical Art for Christian Central Museum

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Gala Event

Panama Canal 105th Anniversary Gala Event

Panama Canal 105th Anniversary Gala Event The Society of Friends of the Afro-Antillean Museum of Panama (SAMAAP) is pleased to invite you to participate in our dinner and gala dance, culminating activity of the week “Know Your Canal” which is celebra [...]

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